Union Settlement Association, established in 1895, is one of the largest social service agencies in East Harlem. The agency provides childcare, after-school programs, youth development, college preparation, adult education (including ESL and GED), programs for the elderly, mental health services, and more. Union Settlement has approximately 400 dedicated employees who work from 18 different sites to serve over 13,000 local residents each year. In addition, two related entities – Union Settlement Home Care Services and Union Settlement Federal Credit Union – offer complementary programs and services to the community. For additional information about Union Settlement, please visit our website at www.unionsettlement.org.

Position: Peer Educator
Department: Mental Health Services
Reports to: HIV Program Coordinator
Hours: Part-Time (14 hours per week)

Position Summary:
Promote healthy living, treatment adherence, risk reduction, and health education to peers living with HIV/AIDS in the East Harlem community.

• Conduct educational workshops for peers living in the community with HIV/AIDS.
• Conduct outreach in the community to peers living with HIV/AIDS.
• Record case findings regarding peers with HIV/AIDS.
• Provide interpretation and translation services when needed.
• Assist peers with treatment adherence, and provide support and follow-up.
• Co-lead non-clinical support groups for peers living with HIV/AIDS.
• Additional duties as assigned by supervisor.

• At minimum, High School Diploma or equivalent.
• Bilingual (English/Spanish) a must.
• Individual living with HIV/AIDS.
• Knowledge of how HIV affects individuals’ daily lives.
• Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills.

To Apply:
Please send Cover Letter, Resume, and References to:
Please indicate Peer Educator in subject of e-mail.